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2017 Spirit of Volunteerism Sioux Empire

2017 marked the 35th year the Helpline Center has presented volunteer appreciation awards. 

The 2017 winners are:

  • Youth Category: Gabrielle “Ellie” Dahm, for her volunteer work at LifeScape.
  • Adult Up and Coming Category: Jake Wampler, for his volunteer work with Good Samaritan Society – Luther Manor.
  • Adult Shining Bright Category: Patti Graber, for her volunteer service to the Alpha Center.
  • Adult Lifetime Category: Jean Beddow, for her service to children as a Court Appointed Special Advocate and her volunteer work with Salvation Army.
  • Group Category: Bread Break, for its work collecting and supplying food to agencies throughout Sioux Falls. 
  • Corporate Humanitarian (large business) Category: Texas Roadhouse, for its work helping the Community Blood Bank and Special Olympics South Dakota. 
  • Corporate Humanitarian (small business) Category: Eide Bailly, for its work with the Habitat for Humanity Neighborhood Revitalization Program.

Citi also presented the Citi Youth Leadership Awards at the event.  Six high school students received $1,000 scholarships in recognition for their community involvement:

  • Gabrielle Dahm, Lincoln High School
  • Isabella Eveleth-Jensen, Roosevelt High School
  • Caleb Impecoven, Aquinas Classical Academy
  • Sydney Rodman, Washington High School
  • Logan Slack, Viborg-Hurley High School
  • Jacqueline Wolles, Dell Rapids St Mary

Thank you to our event sponsors!

MetaBank, Independent Insurance Agents of Sioux Falls, First Premier Bank – Premier Bankcard, First National Bank in Sioux Falls, Children’s Dental/Parkway Orthodontics, Citi, EarthBend, Midco

2017 Photos

Nominee and Honoree Photos


Winner and Event Photos

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